President Joe Biden Lauds Stanford for Winning 2021 NCAA Women's Championship

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVApril 5, 2021

Stanford players celebrate at the end of the championship game against Arizona in the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 4, 2021, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Stanford won 54-53. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
AP Photo/Eric Gay

The Stanford women's basketball team earned itself quite a fan Sunday.

President Joe Biden tweeted his congratulations to the Cardinal and praised the Arizona Wildcats on a "hard-fought season."

President Biden @POTUS

Congratulations to @StanfordWBB on their NCAA Women's Basketball Championship win, and to @ArizonaWBB on a hard-fought season. <br><br>This year, every college team went through a uniquely challenging season but Coach VanDerveer's team shows how grit and tenacity can prevail.

Biden also praised the "grit and tenacity" of Stanford in what was a "uniquely challenging season" for all teams as they competed amid the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presented.

Stanford clinched the title with a dramatic two-game run at the Final Four in Texas. It defeated South Carolina 66-65 in the national semifinal after the Gamecocks were unable to capitalize on a chaotic scene in the final seconds when they created a turnover and had shots from Brea Beal and Aliyah Boston that could have won it rim out.

There was a similar situation in Sunday's final when Arizona had the ball down one on the final possession.

Aari McDonald's contested jumper just rimmed out, clinching the 54-53 win and a presidential tweet for Stanford.